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Capillary force lithography: the versatility of this facile approach in developing nanoscale applications

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Since its inception as a simple, low cost alternative to more complicated lithographic techniques such as electron-beam and dip-pen lithography, capillary force lithography (CFL) has developed into a versatile tool to form sub-100 nm patterns. Utilizing the concept of a polymer melt, structures and devices generated by the technique have been used in applications varying from surfaces regulating cell growth to gas sensing. In this review, we discuss various CFL methodologies which have evolved, their application in both biological and non-biological research, and finally a brief outlook in areas of research where CFL is destined to make an enormous impact in the near future.

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The article was received on 26 Jun 2014, accepted on 11 Sep 2014 and first published on 12 Sep 2014


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4NR03565H
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Citation: Nanoscale, 2015,7, 401-414
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    Capillary force lithography: the versatility of this facile approach in developing nanoscale applications

    D. Ho, J. Zou, B. Zdyrko, K. S. Iyer and I. Luzinov, Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 401
    DOI: 10.1039/C4NR03565H

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